Profession textile process controller

Textile process controllers perform textile process operations, technical functions in various aspects of design, production and quality control of textile products, and cost control for processes. They use computer aided manufacturing (CAM), and computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) tools in order to ensure conformity of entire production process to specifications. They compare and exchange individual processes with other departments (e.g cost calculation office) and initiate appropriate actions. They analyse the structure and properties of raw materials used in textiles and assist to prepare specifications for their production, analyse and interpret test data.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Investigative
  • Enterprising / Realistic
  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Textile printing technology

    Addition of colour partially, according to the designed pattern, onto textile based materials. Processes for adding coloured patterns onto textile materials using printing machines and techniques (rotary of flat bed screen printing or others, heat transfer, inkjet, etc.).

  • Health and safety in the textile industry

    The requirements, rules and applications of health and safety measures in the textile industry.

  • Staple spinning machine technology

    Technologies, operations, monitoring and maintenance of machines during the yarn spinning process.

  • Properties of fabrics

    The influence of chemical composition and molecular arrangement of yarn and fibre properties and fabric structure on the physical properties of textile fabrics; the different fibre types, their physical and chemical characteristics and different material characteristics; the materials used in different processes and the effect on materials as they are processed. 

Skills

  • Set-up weft knitting machines

    Prepare weft knitting machines. Activities related to preparing for weft knitting process, knitting to specification and keeping the work area clean and safe.

  • Maintain work standards

    Maintaining standards of work in order to improve and acquire new skills and work methods.

  • Convert textile fibres into sliver

    Convert textile fibres into drafting sliver by working in the fibre opening, carding and drafting process.

  • Check quality of products in textile production line

    Able to check characteristics of textile products,like yarns, woven, knitted, braided, tufted or nonwoven textiles, finished cloths, ready-make-garments and determine the product quality along different stages of the textile or clothing production line.

  • Control textile process

    Planning and monitoring textile production to achieve control on behalf of quality, productivity and delivery time.

  • Use textile finishing machine technologies

    Use textile finishing machine technologies that enable the coating or laminating of fabrics.

  • Evaluate textile characteristics

    Evaluate textiles and their properties in order to manufacture products in conformity with specifications.

  • Test physical properties of textiles

    Evaluating the physical properties of textiles by using testing methods, normally in accordance with a standard; it includes fibre identification and trouble shooting.

Optional knowledge and skills

manufacture braided products manufacture non-woven filament products manufacture woven fabrics use weft preparation technologies process man-made fibres research and development in textiles manufacture knitted textiles manufacture staple yarns covert slivers into thread use weaving machine technologies textile finishing technology manufacture nonwoven staple products use warp knitting technologies textile chemistry use warp preparation technologies nonwoven machine technology knitting machine technology manufacture texturised filament yarns conduct textile testing operations braiding technology